In building and construction, the tide of change driven by innovation has been slowly permeating the fastest growing industry in the country.
By KEN MACHARIA
While most major sectors of the economy have experienced significant disruption occasioned by technology and new platforms, the construction and real estate sector has been slow to adapt to new innovative technologies, not just in Kenya, but globally. Read More
Players must collaborate to strengthen the three pillars upon which the industry stands: talent development, access to capital and an enabling policy environment.
By DAISY AMDANY
It is unfortunate that elections in Kenya have become synonymous with a tribal roll call. Kenyans don’t understand the importance of a vote in terms of guaranteeing or securing their livelihoods. People have sold their birthright and accountability dies on the altar of tribalism. I feel that if my tribesperson wins, I have won, never mind that when problems arise, we suffer as a people. The minute my tribesperson is accused of corruption, we say, “We are being finished.” Yet these people steal for personal gain.
The fate of Kenya lies with the electorate full post Read More
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60 per cent of millennials consider themselves entrepreneurs, and 90 per centre recognise entrepreneurship as a mentality.
By JACQUELINE OCHIENG
Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are described as people born between 1980 and the late 1990s. This generation is tech savvy, their upbringing more characterised by a liberal approach compared to the generation before them and their life is fast paced. They are known to shift allegiance with ease and hence do not hold on to particular product usage or even stay in jobs for long periods. Unfortunately for them also, their entry into the job market is characterised by periods of rampant unemployment in many countries. Coincidentally, they are also termed the most innovative generation so far, a characteristic key in entrepreneurship. Read More
A holistic approach in terms of check-ups, preventive vaccines, follow-ups with doctors, nutrition education, exercise and stress management help in curbing lifestyle diseases.
By EDNA GOR
Mind your health at the office full post Read More
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By David Muturi
I love plans, and firmly believe that regardless of what you choose to do in life, the starting point is managing yourself. To do this effectively, you need a personal plan. Such a plan hinges on the basics of what you seek in life. Once you know what you want, you must define the limits that you would like to stretch yourself to in order to realize your dreams.
Success is not by chance full post Read More
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For there to be advancement in farming, African farmers will have to embrace technology which will improve efficiencies.
By FRANCOIS VAN DYK
In a world obsessed with anything from the latest gossip on the Kardashians right through to Pokemon Go, it is very easy to forget the basics of human needs. Bread, vegetables, meat, sugar, milk, in fact whatever suits our taste, is something we get from the corner shop. We complain when prices rise, the kids refuse to eat their broccoli, we enjoy a nice steak now and again but it has become something we take for granted.
Farming for the future full post Read More
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Organisations’ IT departments should ensure users use authorised devices to access company systems.
By MERCY NJUE
Company information systems contain confidential information that could include trade secrets, financial information, employee information, forecasts and competitive analysis within the industry. The bigger the organisation, the higher the security risk. Large organisations contain information stored in multiple databases for the respective units, departments and branches. Information is processed, accessed and stored at different levels of the organisation and at different departments. Each system has a password and rights allocation matrixes, that is, individually assigned with read and/or write rights.
Password pitfalls to avoid full post Read More
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Increased linkages between African countries is one of the key trends to watch in 2016.
By GEORGE OTIENO
As 2016 begins to unfold, it is an opportune moment to look back and reflect on gains made and challenges faced in 2015. The key question is – what drove business in 2015? The answer is based on the specific sector, but setting aside this detail, there were general trends that broadly impacted on trade and investments in Kenya. I will focus on trends in governance, infrastructure and security as these underpin both trade and investment growth in any country as well as on public and private sector trends and observations.
Africa gets better for investors full post Read More
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Studies have proved that money is not the most important factor in employee motivation.
By DR FRANCIS FONDO
When the September 11 terrorist attacks took place in 2001, the American airline traffic tumbled by 20 per cent. The Industry went into a crisis mode. Airlines began to borrow money to cover cash drains arising from the reduced passenger traffic to the tune of USD3 million to USD8 million daily. Flights were cancelled and employees were laid off. Deliveries of new planes on order were cancelled as bankruptcy came knocking on the doors of every airline.
Fun and love can lead to profits full post Read More
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By GILBERT NGANGA
When President Uhuru Kenyatta officially commissioned the KSh4.8 billion English Point Marina on January 12, many investors and analysts saw it as a signal that Kenya’s tourism sector was on the verge of gaining back its lost glory.
It would not have come at a better time than the beginning of the year when investors are looking for clues on the direction the Kenyan economy will take in 2016.
The magnitude of the project — a luxury yatch facility — not only puts Kenya squarely on the global tourism map, but also is a sign that investors are keen to pump in billions of dollars into the country.
Expect a better business environment in 2016 full post Read More
(1126 words, 1 image, estimated 4:30 mins reading time)